Twin Rivers Unified School District Superintendent Frank Porter is asking his district to reimburse him for legal fees totaling $7,455.
Little is being said, however, about why the district should pay Porter's legal bills, other than they were incurred "within the scope of his employment," according to an school board agenda item. Twin Rivers trustees will vote Tuesday on whether to pay the fees.
District spokeswoman Trinette Marquis said the fees in question pertain to a district-related legal matter.
The school board agenda said redacted invoices with Porter's legal fees were submitted to the district dated July 15, Aug. 4, Sept. 7, Oct. 6 and Nov. 4.
The invoices were from Henry Kraft of Parker and Covert LLP, a Southern California law firm specializing in education. Correspondence from Kraft, according to the Twin Rivers agenda item, indicates the Association of California School Administrators paid $1,400 to Parker and Covert on Porter's behalf.
That leaves Porter with $7,455 in legal fees. The school agenda item says Porter's contract with Twin Rivers requires reimbursement of expenses for "matters within the scope of his employment."
Twin Rivers staff is recommending trustees approve the payment.
- Melody Gutierrez